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Presidential Search Thoughts and Opinions

Dear Ephs,

We hope your week is getting off to a smooth start! Together, we have the important task of helping choose the next President of Williams College. We need to hear your input and ideas to represent you!

Over the coming weeks, we will be reaching out to you in several ways such as:

  • A kickoff event on Thursday at 7PM in Baxter where you can speak directly with us and representatives of our search firm, SpencerStuart, while enjoying a free gelato sundae bar!

  • Poster boards around Baxter where you can add your voice by grabbing a sticky note and answering specific questions about what you want to see, starting tomorrow at lunch

  • An online survey tool where you can provide more in-depth suggestions about what matters to you (coming soon)

  • An email address for nominations and other specific feedback that will go directly to the SpencerStuart team at williamspresident@spencerstuart.com

  • More full-campus forums and events, where anyone can speak directly with us and other students about their thoughts (coming soon)

  • Opportunities for smaller meetings and conversations with us and/or the SpencerStuart staff (email us if you or your student group are interested!)

We are very grateful for your support in helping us take on this task. You will be hearing more from us soon and feel free to reach out with any questions or comments.

See you on Thursday night!

Sarah Hollinger ‘19 and Ben Gips ‘19
Student Representatives, Presidential Search Committee
shh1@williams.edu, bwg1@williams.edu

Edit: This was sent yesterday, at 3:31 pm.
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Update on defacement of class banner

To the Williams community,

After seeing my campus message this afternoon about the defacement of the class banner in the ’82 Grill, students came forward and shared relevant information with Campus Safety. As a result, we are now confident that the “KKK” symbol was present on the banner as of last spring, and potentially earlier.

I want to thank those who reached out to communicate with CSS. They significantly aided the investigation. It does not eliminate the harmful impact of the incident. But it demonstrates the kind of community effort needed, in our continuing fight against racial hatred and other forms of bias.

Adam Falk
President

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Defacement of class banner in ’82 Grill

To the Williams community,

Just after 11:00 PM on Friday, September 15, Campus Safety and Security (CSS) received a report from a student who noticed that someone had defaced the Class of 2019 banner in the ’82 Grill by writing “KKK” among the names, in the same color of marker. I am attaching a photo of the banner, with the letters circled, so you can see it for yourself.

Campus Safety and Security staff notified the Williamstown Police, who photographed the site. CSS then promptly took the banner down and secured it. They are now working to try and determine the timeline and identify the perpetrator. Anyone found to be involved will be held accountable.

The banner was originally signed in Fall 2015. The small size of the letters and the dim lighting of the display space mean we do not know whether the act was committed recently, or went unnoticed for some longer period of time. Anyone who has information they think may be pertinent should contact Campus Safety at 413-597-4444.

If you have experienced an incident of bias or are aware of one, please report it immediately. If you are unsure whether a specific incident constitutes bias, you can find information about our policies and community standards on the Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity website.

The symbol “KKK” has long been used as a weapon, to intimidate and instill fear. We cannot yet know the writer’s intention, but the nature of a weapon is that it does harm regardless of intent. When someone inscribed those letters, or defaced the banner with them afterwards, they harmed our community. The fact that the investigation is ongoing should not delay us from turning to each other to offer help and care.

Adam Falk
President

 
Attached photo:
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Information about a Recent Campus Incident

From: Marlene Sandstrom
Date: September 10, 2017 at 6:49:14 PM EDT
To: WILLIAMS-STUDENTS@LISTSERV.WILLIAMS.EDU
Subject: information about a recent campus incident
Reply-To: Marlene Sandstrom

Williams students,

We write to inform you of a campus incident earlier this week that you should be aware of.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, two students defaced the door of their friend’s dorm room by painting on it. (We are not disclosing the dorm because the conduct process is confidential.) One of the two students wrote “I like beer.” The second student painted a swastika, and then quickly covered it with more paint to make it illegible. The students then removed all the paint from the door.

The student who painted the swastika reported to campus authorities what they had done. The college has begun disciplinary proceedings, and the student will be held accountable under our campus code of conduct. In addition, we will continue speaking directly with the students who were involved or immediately affected in the dorm where the painting occurred.

None of the people directly involved felt targeted as a function of their identity. For that reason we instigated our investigation and conduct processes without initially making a larger campus announcement. However, several JAs have reported that other students who heard partial accounts of the incident were concerned, especially in the aftermath of Charlottesville and other troubling events. Understanding their concerns, we want you to have full information about what happened and know what steps are being taken, and to assure you that we have no basis for thinking the incident points to an ongoing threat.

Defacing our campus is unacceptable at any time. But the use of a swastika, even as a “prank,” shows a lack of sensitivity to how that symbol has been used as a weapon of intimidation and hatred, both historically and in recent incidents around the country.

If you want support, or if you have questions, please contact the Dean’s Office, the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity our Chaplains, the Davis Center or Wellbeing Services. And if you have experienced an incident of bias or are aware of one, please report it immediately so the college can step in.

Williams is a place where we all come freely to learn and live. It is at its best when we live up to the college’s values and make everyone feel equally welcome. This is a moment to reaffirm that commitment. We assure you that we are doing our part, and hope you will join with us to stand for Williams as a place of inclusivity and respect.

Marlene Sandstrom
Dean of the College

Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes
Vice President
Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

Stephen Klass
VP for Campus Life
Williams College

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Looking forward to our semester ahead

To the Williams community,

Welcome back! As you heard over the summer, this term will be my last at Williams, before I move to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in late December. I’ll miss a lot about this place, but what I think I’ll miss the most is our sense of community—the fact that everything we achieve we achieve together.

Even over this last summer, we’ve continued the work of building our community and strengthening support for it. To cite just a few examples, this fall we’re welcoming twenty-two new tenure-track faculty into one of the finest cohorts of teachers and scholars in the world. We’re also celebrating the most diverse entering class in Williams history, and one of the most highly-qualified. We’re approaching completion of the first phase of the Science Center project, a vital home for teaching, learning, and research. We’ve opened a bookstore that’s bringing new energy to Spring Street—as will the new Williams Inn when it opens in 2019. And we’re making tremendous progress on the Teach It Forward campaign, with more than $560M raised so far, and thousands of Ephs giving time as mentors, volunteers, and more.

As we start this semester, the energy on campus is palpable. But so is the uncertainty. We’re coming together after a summer that laid bare—in Charlottesville and elsewhere—troubling fault lines in our national community. Then, last month, Hurricane Harvey further tested America’s resilience. There were Williams people caught in both storms, or personally affected by them. My heart goes out to them, as I know yours does, too.

It turns out the Purple Valley isn’t really a bubble at all. What happens in the world affects us here. If the nature of that impact is not yet clear, then we should take this time to think ahead about who we’ll want to be, and how we’ll want to act, in those moments when our values will be tested.

One of the great strengths we can draw on in such work is our commitment to each other. That doesn’t mean we need to think alike. Williams is a place where we respect, explore, and engage with differences. When we disagree, we aim to do so intelligently, openly, and with integrity. But there’s one proposition that isn’t up for debate: that every member of this community is of equal worth and has an equal right to be here. This simple truth is the essential value on which our community rests. Williams accepts students of all backgrounds who are committed to higher learning, and strives to sends them into the world as thoughtful and effective and moral people. Especially in light of the events of the past year, we should recommit ourselves to this purpose as we gather anew this week. Let’s look at what has happened in the world and think about how we’re going to meet the challenges ahead.

Much will become possible if we work together. Williams is a place where every person can and should bring their fullest self to our community, and where we should aim to contribute as much to this place as we draw from it. That’s what I’m going to commit to making possible in my last semester in the Purple Valley. I hope you’ll join me.

 

Adam Falk

President
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Drop/Add is now open– It’s time to explore courses!

Greetings, Ephs!

Welcome to Fall 2017 Drop/Add period! This is an opportunity to think about all we can explore and learn in the upcoming semester as we prepare to begin classes.

It’s time to make the most of Your 32 courses.

Many of your professors and classmates––and even President Falk––have been changed by one course they took outside of their comfort zone. They made the most of their 32. You can hear their stories in this short video.

As you’re solidifying your courses for this fall, you may want to consider:

  1. Taking a class in every division. This help you complete your divisional requirements, and it will encourage you to have a diverse schedule.
  2. Taking a class in a discipline you have never studied before. There are so many departments at Williams, and all of them are incredible! Try something new––perhaps you’ll fall in love with astronomy, or theater, or sociology, or any other discipline.
  3. Taking a class that uses different teaching methods. Never taken a course with an experiential component? Always wanted to try a lab course? This fall could be your semester to take a course in a totally different format.

Your 32 courses are an incredible opportunity to explore interests, challenge yourself, and learn about incredible topics. Take a risk. Try something new.

And, email professors to learn more about their courses! Professors often welcome students who are “shopping” courses to drop by their class on the first day. If you are interested in exploring a course by attending the first class meeting, contact the professor ahead of time. There is even a handy guide to help you write these sometimes-daunting emails.

This advice, we hope, is as true for first-years as it is for seniors. It is never too late to try something new.

These are Your 32.

They are Your Chance to Explore.

Drop/Add ends on September 15th. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. We would love to hear from you!

Yours in a love of course exploration,

Arielle Rawlings ’18
College Council Vice President for Academic Affairs
Stephanie Caridad ’18
Student Chair to the Committee for Educational Affairs
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Today’s DACA announcement

All campus email from Adam Falk, Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 12:04 PM:

 

To the campus community,

This morning, Attorney General Sessions announced the cancelation of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Under DACA, since 2012, people who entered or were brought into this country illegally while minors have been eligible for a two-year, renewable deferral from deportation, as well as a work permit. The cancelation means the program will no longer accept new applications. It has also created uncertainty about the status of the more than 800,000 people who already hold DACA deferrals or permits.

Given this uncertainty, I want to affirm some important commitments Williams has already made to our community:

Staff who are aware that someone on campus needs help in light of the DACA cancelation will reach out to them privately with offers of support. If you need assistance, please contact the Dean’s office, our Chaplains, the Davis Center, or Counseling Services. This can be done confidentially.

Williams will not provide student or employee information to government agencies or their officers unless presented with a legitimate court order. Such agencies and people are also prohibited from conducting interviews, searches, or detentions on campus without a warrant or probable cause. You can always call Campus Safety at 413-597-4444 if you see anything you are unsure of.

Anyone admitted to or employed by Williams is a welcome member of this community, entitled to full rights, services, and protections. We will not tolerate bias or prejudice toward our people on the basis of DACA status or other identity attributes. If you experience bias or see it happening to someone else, use the reporting feature on the Williams: Speak Up! website to let the college know so that we can intervene.

We will continue to work with our colleagues in higher education and our legislative delegation to advocate for protection for undocumented students.

Many Williams faculty, staff, and students came here from other countries, or are the children of immigrants, as am I. We are all better off for their decision to make Williams their home. Faced with this latest news, we will begin where we always begin in such moments: by living out our values, and caring for those around us.

Sincerely,

Adam Falk
President

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Coming Soon: New Williams Online Housing Portal

Dear Students,
Over the past year, OIT and OSL have been working with a company named StarRez, to build and produce a centralized, cloud-based mechanism for student housing data management & room assignment/selection processes. We plan to use it for student housing selection for the first time for the August Mini-Lottery, so I wanted to share a little bit about it with you now.
Access for students will take place via a portal on the OSL website, using your Williams sign-in (like PeopleSoft). On that site, you will be able to participate in eligible housing selection & change processes, submit Special Housing Considerations information, see building rosters, view floor plans, create or join pick groups, etc. Most future room selection processes will be conducted online via the portal rather than in-person – including the large room draw we’ve held in Greylock in April the past many years. This means that you’ll be able to select your new room from the comfort of your current room. Or from Paresky. Or Sawyer Library. Or Tunnel City. Or New York City. Or London. You get the picture – wherever you are, if you have an internet connection, you can access the portal and participate.
Most housing processes will have the same parameters as they have in the past. One notable exception is that during a room selection process, there will only be a start time for groups to select based on their pick order, and not a by-group end time. This means that if you have a 3:30pm selection time and you forget about it until 4:15pm, it’s OK, you can still go in and select a room (until that entire room selection process ends and the selection portal closes).
We expect to learn a lot as we use the new system this first year, and we ask in advance for your patience as we do so. There may be times that we reach out to you to help us assess aspects of the system as well.
For now, we just wanted to let you know that this is coming; more details will be shared with you as we get closer to the August Mini-Lottery, including a link to the portal and instructions on how to access & use it. In the meantime, we hope you’re having a wonderful summer break.
 

-Doug

 
Douglas J.B. Schiazza, Director
Office of Student Life, Williams College
pronouns: he/him/his
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Fellowships Office, Welcome Back & News

Summer Fellows

If you received a summer fellowship, remember that your written report is due tomorrow, August 31.  Send to me as an word document attachment to email following the guidelines sent earlier.
 Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines & Info sessions 
 
Fall is a busy time of year for applications from graduating seniors! You can see campus and national deadlines on our webpage https://fellowships.williams.edu/    Also please read the Daily Messages for calendar updates or additional info sessions to be scheduled.
Coming up soon:
September 5, 5pm – Info session about the Fulbright research grant, Hopkins Hall 105
September 7, 5pm – Info Session about the Fulbright English teaching assistantship, Hopkins Hall 105
September 7, 5:45 pm – Info Session about the Watson & Chandler Fellowships, Hopkins Hall 105
September 11 – campus deadline for Fulbright research & study grant applications
September 18 – campus deadline for Fulbright English teaching assistantship applications
September 18 – Fulbright recommendations and foreign language evaluations are due online
October 10 – Campus deadline for Watson and Chandler Fellowships.  For access to the online application contact Lynn Chick
October 10 – Campus deadline for the Luce Scholarship
October 11 – Gates-Cambridge Scholarship deadline for US citizens
October 16 – Campus deadline for the Churchill Scholarship
October 24 – deadline for the Dr. Herchel Smith (Cambridge) and Donovan-Moody (Oxford) fellowships
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Winter Study 99, Roche Fellowship and Winter Study Travel Courses

FRIENDLY REMINDER!

 

The deadline to submit a Winter Study 99 proposal, apply for a Roche Fellowship or Winter Study Travel Course is Thursday, 28 September. All pertinent forms can be found online.

 

Winter Study 99s

(Note: there will be a 99 Workshop at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 12th in Hopkins Hall 002.)

 

Roche Fellowship for Winter Study 99 Research Projects and Theses

For Winter Study, any upper class student who is pursuing independent research either through a Winter Study 99 research project, or through a thesis, is eligible to apply.

 

Preference will be given to juniors for whom a proposed Winter Study 99 research project will catalyze a full-year honors thesis and to seniors doing a thesis or for whom a proposed Winter Study 99 research project will be their last opportunity to undertake advanced independent research at Williams. Sophomores for whom the project might catalyze an independent study on the same or related topic are also eligible. Proposals are not limited to any specific academic discipline.

 

Winter Study Travel Courses

 

Financial Aid is provided for 10-100% of the travel course costs based on the student’s level of financial need. Students receive notification of the percentage of their eligibility via email in late September.
(Note: Most travel course instructors will be holding informational meetings before the registration deadline. If you are on leave for fall semester, you should contact the instructor directly as soon as possible to express interest in his/her course. If you plan to be on leave FALL and SPRING semesters, you are not eligible to participate in a travel course.)

 

IMPORTANT: you can only apply for 1 travel course OR 1 99. If you apply for a travel course and are not admitted, you will be expected to register for a regular winter study course. YOU CANNOT APPLY FOR A LATE 99. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the registration process for Winter Study 99’s, the Roche Fellowship, and/or Winter Study Travel Courses.

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Information for Returning Students

Dear Students,
I hope you are having a wonderful summer.  We are busy planning for fall – just a few more weeks until the Class of 2021 arrives – and I’m very much looking forward to your return to campus and to our community.  There are many questions you may have brewing at this point – about keys and cars and transportation and room openings and many other things.  We have a website which we hope will offer most of the answers, here.  Of course, if none of the links there answer your questions, we are here and happy to talk and figure things out.
I’m wishing you a joyful remainder of your summer and safe travel back to Williamstown.
All best,
Marlene J. Sandstrom
Dean of the College and Hales Professor of Psychology
Williams College
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Williams presidential search news

To the Williams Community,

I hope you are all enjoying the last days of summer, and looking forward, as I am, to the new academic year.

As you know, President Adam Falk recently announced that he will leave Williams at the end of December to become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In my role as chair of the college’s Board of Trustees, I have been asked by the Board to lead our search for Adam’s successor. I am writing today to inform you of our considerable progress in organizing the process, and to share with you our plan for interim college leadership beginning in January of 2018, which was approved by the Board of Trustees yesterday.

First, I am pleased to inform you that Protik (Tiku) Majumder, Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy and Director of the Science Center, has graciously agreed to serve as interim president, starting January 1, 2018, and continuing until the new president is in place. Tiku has an outstanding record as a Williams teacher and mentor, scientist, and faculty leader, and just as importantly has earned wide trust and respect across the Williams community. Our objective was to find an interim president with a keen understanding of our institution; a love of Williams, of its students, and of its faculty; enormous patience, tact, and insight; and an ability to respond with intelligence, compassion, and calm to the inevitable challenges that will arise from time to time. Tiku has each of these qualities, and many more. He will do a superb job of keeping Williams on track, and I ask you to join me in thanking him and supporting his leadership.

Second, we have formed a Presidential Search Committee whose charge will be to present to the Board of Trustees one or more exceptional and thoroughly vetted candidates to become our next president, and to ensure that every member of the Williams community has an opportunity to give input with respect to qualities that we should be seeking, as well as to offer nominations. The Search Committee includes representatives from every sector of our community: students, staff, alumni, faculty, and trustees. Several members are also Williams parents. As their backgrounds indicate, each brings deep involvement with the College. Service on the committee will require significant time and effort, and I am personally grateful to the members for their dedication to Williams and their willingness to take on this essential task.

The members of the committee are:

Michael Eisenson ’77, Trustee and Chair of the Search Committee
O. Andreas Halvorsen ’86, Trustee
Clarence Otis, Jr. ’77, Trustee
Kate L. Queeney ’92, Trustee
Liz Robinson ’90, Trustee
Martha Williamson ’77, Trustee

Ngonidzashe Munemo, Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Associate Professor of Political Science
Peter Murphy, John Hawley Roberts Professor of English
Lucie Schmidt, Professor of Economics
Tom Smith ’88, Professor of Chemistry
Safa Zaki, Professor of Psychology

Chris Winters ’95, Associate Provost

Jordan G. Hampton ’87, President, Society of Alumni
Yvonne Hao ’95, alumna and Trustee Emerita

Ben Gips ’19, student representative
Sarah Hollinger ’19, student representative

Keli Gail, Secretary of the Board of Trustees and principal staff to the committee

Third, the board has retained the firm Spencer Stuart as consultant, to help manage the search process. Spencer Stuart has been involved in numerous recent and successful academic searches at the highest levels, and is very well positioned to help the committee in its work. Searches like this are complex and sensitive, and we expect to benefit greatly from their expertise, specialized resources, and pool of outstanding candidates.

The Search Committee will begin its work shortly, and we will announce opportunities for community input as these are developed. As a first step, we have created a website where you can find information and materials related to the search. We will add to the site as additional materials are available, as further process steps are scheduled, and as we have news to share. Our future email updates will link back to this site as the place of record for search news.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to again thank the members of the Presidential Search Committee for the work they are about to do, and Tiku Majumder for his service as interim president. I also want to convey to our entire community our enthusiasm and optimism as we set out to find the 18th president of Williams College.

Sincerely,

Michael Eisenson ’77
Chair, Williams College Board of Trustees

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All Campus Email: Mattresses and Box Springs from Home

Hello all,

Welcome back for another great year at Williams College. I want to take a minute to make you all aware of an existing Bed Bug Policy here at Williams and how it may impact you.

The following guidelines were developed in collaboration between Williams and a professional pest control company. Student Life and Facilities offices consistently observe these guideline and partner closely with students in detection and remediation.

The most important role you, as a student, can play is in preventing bed bug infestation in the first place, and the principal means of prevention is to leave your own mattress at home. The mattresses that Williams provides are bed-bug free: most of them are made of tightly woven material that has no exposed standing seams and therefore no place for beg bugs to hide, and all of them will be similarly covered shortly. They do not contain any chemicals or pesticides. Mattresses from home carry no such guarantees and therefore are no longer allowed in campus residences.

Thank you for your continued help in keeping Williams College a healthy environment to live and learn in.

Best,

Dan


Dan Levering, Assistant Director of Custodial Services and Special Events
Williams College
60 Latham Street
Williamstown MA, 01267
(413) 597-4466

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Falk Steps Down

Today at 12:34 pm:

To the Williams community,

I’m writing to share with you the news that, at the end of December, I will leave Williams to become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York.

I arrived in the Purple Valley in April of 2010, and the ensuing years have been among the most gratifying of my career. It makes me genuinely happy, looking back, to see what together we’ve achieved. Williams is attracting even greater numbers of passionate, insightful and diverse students. We’re making this place accessible to people who couldn’t consider coming here otherwise. We’re renewing our campus and making major investments in its sustainability. We’re hiring and supporting the deeply committed faculty and staff who define this college. And our loyal alumni are giving and volunteering in ways that help students thrive at Williams and build successful and rewarding lives after graduation.

Why would anyone leave such a place, at such a time? There are few opportunities that could have drawn me away. But it’s a familiar irony that the best time for a school to recruit a new president isn’t during a period of stagnation or trial, but at a time of vitality and promise. When the Sloan Foundation approached me a short while ago to lead their extraordinary institution, I was only able to consider this invitation to pursue other passions of mine—science and graduate education, among them—because I knew I’d be leaving Williams at such a vibrant moment in its history.

There will be no coasting during my remaining months on the job: we have much to accomplish together. Among my goals for this fall are the successful conclusion of our decennial reaccreditation process, raising support for Williams through the Teach It Forward campaign, continuing to advance the Science Center project, and paving the way for a smooth transition for my eventual successor.

December will come soon enough. And when it does I’ll miss Williams, and all of you, deeply. Thank you for the affection this community has shown me, and for the good work we’ve all been able to do together over these eight years.

Sincerely,

Adam Falk
President, Williams College

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Looking Ahead – Fall 2017 Check-In for Housing at Williams

To the Classes of 2018, 2019, & 2020,
Though the summer is barely upon us, I write today…
  • to highlight a new check-in process that we’ll be piloting this fall,
  • to remind you of move-in dates for the upcoming fall semester, and
  • to remind you of how to access meals prior to the official start of the fall semester meal plan.
More information about moving in can be found at this link.
You can always find regular opening & closing dates for campus housing at this link. Dates are typically put out at least 18 months in advance (sometimes even earlier), so as always, please plan your travel accordingly.
Be sure to read everything below, and plan accordingly. Best wishes for a wonderful summer.
Doug Schiazza
Director, Office of Student Life
 
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In-Person Check-In
When you arrive to campus to move in, you’ll be checking in with a member of the OSL staff to receive your room key/code along with some general housing information – be sure to have your Williams ID with you.
The schedule & location for both early arrivals and for regular arrivals are noted below.

Fall 2017 Regular Arrivals

All Check-ins are at the Office of Student Life, Paresky 2nd floor. All times listed are Eastern time.

Students not involved in one of the early arrival activities listed farther below do not need to return to campus until classes begin on Thursday, September 7.

You may move into campus housing as early as Wednesday, August 30 @ 2pm​–giving you several days before classes start for travel, as well as some extra time to settle into your room if you choose to do so.
 
So, to be clear: unless you’re involved in the various pre-semester activities listed farther below, you won’t have access to campus housing until after 2pm onWednesday, August 30. If you arrive before your day ​and ​time to move in, you need to make your own accommodations elsewhere off-campus.

August 30
Check-In for returning students from 2pm – 7:30pm

August 31 – September 6
Check-In for returning students from 9am – 7:30pm

 
 
Fall 2017 Early Arrivals

All Check-ins are at the Office of Student Life, Paresky 2nd floor, unless otherwise noted below. All times listed are Eastern time.

The names of the students involved in the early arrival activities noted below will be provided to the Office of Student Life by the offices overseeing the early arrival programs.

August 19
Summer Students depart by 12noon (approved summer-to-fall Transitional students remain in summer housing)

August 21
Check-In for JAs, JAAB, 1st Gen Orientation leaders, International Orientation leaders, Transitional students from 5pm – 11pm

August 22
Check-In for Neighborhood Directors from 2pm – 5pm

August 23
Check-In for House Coordinators & Neighborhood Reps from 2pm – 5pm

August 24
Check-In for OIT leaders from 2pm – 5pm

August 25
Check-In for 1st Gen and International Students in the Class of 2021 from 8am – 8pm

August 26
Check-In for WOOLF Directors from 8am – 9am
Check-In for WOOLF leaders, Ephventure leaders, and Football players (first-year and upperclass) from 2pm – 9pm

August 28
Check-In for the Class of 2021 and College Council Co-Presidents @ Paresky First Floor from 8am – 1:30pm

August 29
Check-In for upperclass Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, and Volleyball players from 8am – 7:30pm

Access to Meals in Campus Dining Halls
 
Again, students not involved in one of the early arrival activities above do not need to return to campus until classes begin on Thursday, September 7. Meals are covered by dining plans beginning with dinner on Wednesday, September 6. Meals won’t be covered by dining plans for students who return before Sept. 6 (unless they’re required to return because they’re involved in the early arrival activities above). You’re welcome to eat in the dining halls using your student ID card, but each meal will be charged to your student account. Questions about this should be directed to Dining Services.
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Commmencement Executive Summary from the College Marshal

Dear soon-to-be graduate,

Enjoy a marvelous graduation weekend, but especially the highlights below.

Pick up caps & gowns and tickets: downstairs Paresky Center
Friday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Last minute pickup!

Ivy Exercises: Assemble in cap & gown on the Frosh Quad (by Williams & Sage).
Sunny Saturday, June 3, 12:50 p.m. Line up pairwise for procession to Library Quad.
After the ceremony, collect prizes at Commencement Central, Paresky.

Conversation: Splendid Saturday, June 3, 3:15 p.m. MainStage, 62CTD
Honorary degree recipients Gina McCarthy & Gavin A. Schmidt
Moderated by Bill Moomaw ‘59

Baccalaureate: Assemble in cap & gown on Route 2 sidewalk in front of the Faculty House.
Gloroius Saturday, June 3, 4:30 p.m. Line up for procession to Chapin Hall.

Commencement: Assemble in cap & gown on the Frosh Quad (by Williams & Sage).
Sunday, June 4, 9:00 a.m. Line up alphabetically for procession to Library Quad.

President’s Reception: A lunch buffet for everybody on Chapin Lawn,
immediately after Commencement (about 12:15 p.m.).

Only if there is extreme weather on Sunday, will we move inside. The decison to hold
Commencement indoors or out will be made Sunday morning. In the unlikely event
of dangerous weather, then Great Bell will toll at 8:30 a.m. to signal indoor Commencement
in Lansing Chapman Rink, with assembly in Towne Field House at 9:00 a.m.
Everyone favors outdoor Commencement, even in light to moderate rain.

Details: http://commencement.williams.edu/

Cheers,
Jay Thoman, College Marshal

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One last opportunity to make a gift in person

Hi Anonymous Senior,

We just wanted to let you know that we’ll be tabling one last time for the Senior Class Gift to the Alumni Fund at the Resource Fair tomorrow in Paresky from 10 am – 2 pm. This will be your last opportunity to make a cash gift!

You can also make your gift online: give2.williams.edu.

Thanks to the 186 members of our class who’ve already contributed – we’re aiming to hit a goal of 215 donors by the end of this year’s Fund on June 30, so we hope you’ll step up and join us in giving back to this amazing place!

Though we’re about to graduate, our relationship with the college will continue once we’ve left the Purple Valley (though fortunately without any Williams finals). Supporting current and future students and faculty by contributing to the Alumni Fund is a way for us to give back to a place that has given us so much, and it’s also a way to continue making our voices heard once we’ve graduated. With designated giving, we can channel our gifts into the things we’d most like the college to develop, grow, and support. We hope you’ll consider making a Senior Class Gift now if you haven’t already, and we’ll look forward to being in touch again once next year’s Alumni Fund kicks off in the fall!

Here’s to making the most of our last moments at Williams,
Your 2017 Head Agents
Caitlin, Khari, and Sara

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SENIOR WEEK SCHEDULES

The two biggest goals of Senior Week are 1) Fun and 2) Safety. With that, we have moved around pieces of this week’s schedule in order to navigate and maximize on the good weather and to do our best to give you a REAL Mount Hope Experience. Below please find the updated schedule for Senior Week. Major changes are bold in purple
Tuesday May 30th (Tonight)
  • 10pm-1am – Night “Under The Stars” – Paresky Center (rain location). Enter on Park Street Side
Wednesday May 31st
  • 6am – SENIORise Hike – Meet at Paresky
  • 10am-2pm – Senior Resource Fair / Cap and Gowns – Baxter Hall
  • 2pm – Senior Class Photo – Paresky Steps
  • 6pm-7:30pm – Entry Reunion BBQ – Paresky Lawn (inside Paresky if raining)
  • 7:30pm-10pm – Poker Campfire – Poker Flats (cancelled if raining)
  • 10pm-1am – #TBW Lounge – Dodd House
Thursday June 1st
  • 10am – Check-In for Jazz Brunch Bus – 62 Center (enter front door)
  • 11am-1pm – Jazz Brunch at Mount Hope
  • 1pm-4pm – Cap and Gowns – Leukenmeyer Lounge
  • 5:30pm – Check-In for Mount Hope Dinner Dance – 62 Center (enter front door)
  • 6pm – Mount Hope Faculty/Staff Reception – Mount Hope (invited faculty/staff will be informed separately)
  • 7pm – Dinner
  • 9pm-12am – Dancing
Friday June 2nd
  • 10am-2pm – Gap and Gowns – Leukenmeyer Lounge
  • 11:30am-1:30pm – Brunch In The Tent – Frosh Quad Tent
  • 2pm-3pm – Senior Super Storytime – EcoCafe
  • 3pm-5pm – Final Trivia – EcoCafe
  • 10pm-2am – Last Chance Dance – Paresky Center
We look forward to enjoying this week with you all and celebrating your time here at Williams.
See you soon!
Best,
Ben
 
Don’t Forget! Be sure to use #Williams2017 in all your fun Senior Week posts to be a part of the story being collected by Communications! 
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Registrar Announcement

Dear Williams Community,

I am excited to announce that after a national search, Williams has hired Kathleen Kilventon to serve as our next Registrar. Kathleen will be joining us this summer.

Kathleen comes to us from Amherst College, where she has served as Registrar for the past 9 years. Prior to that, Kathleen served as the Registrar at the Sage Colleges in New York and MCLA in North Adams. She will be bringing us 20 years’ worth of experience in higher education, a keen interest in the liberal arts, and a strong passion for supporting undergraduates. Kathleen grew up in Williamstown, and has many family members in the area. For her and her husband, coming to Williams will be like coming home.

I’d like to thank all the members of the search committee—Megan Konieczny, Jeannie Albrecht, Damian Turner, Toya Camacho, Tina Breakell, and Barron Koralesky — for their participation in the search process. I would also like to acknowledge the faculty, staff, and students who helped to organize our campus visits. Many thanks for your valuable input, and for showing Kathleen what a wonderful fit Williams will be for her skills and talents. Please join me in welcoming Kathleen to our community.

All best,
Marlene

Marlene J. Sandstrom
Dean of the College and Hales Professor of Psychology
Williams College

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Director of Libraries Announcement

Williams faculty, staff and students,

I’m delighted to inform you that, following a national search, Williams has hired a new Director of Libraries to replace Dave Pilachowski, who will retire at the end of June. Jonathan Miller, currently Library Director at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, will begin work with us on July 31.

Jonathan earned his B.A. from Sheffield (U.K.) University in Political Theory and Institutions, his M.L.S. from SUNY Buffalo, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Before his 11 years at Rollins he held progressive positions in the libraries at the Ohio State University, Augustana College in Illinois, and the University of Pittsburgh. He is active in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and serves as treasurer of the Oberlin Group of liberal arts college libraries.

At Rollins, Jonathan and his staff established the college’s Olin Library as a critical contributor to academic life, partnering with the school’s Instructional Technologies team and Johnson Institute for Effective Teaching to better support teaching, learning and scholarship across campus; nurturing the college’s Tutoring and Writing Center; and refocusing and refurbishing the library to make it more appealing as a center for academic work and collaboration. For their efforts Jonathan and the Olin staff were honored with the 2013 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). I encourage you to read the ACRL’s award citation to get a richer sense of Jonathan’s vision and approach. You may also find his most recent published writings in the Rollins Online collection at http://bit.ly/2rN8mxj.

In accepting our position at Williams, Jonathan emphasized the appeal of working with our talented librarians and staff at Williams to build on the remarkable array of collections, services, technology, and spaces created under Dave’s leadership.

I want to thank all the members of the search committee—Barb Casey, Sonnet Coggins, Edan Dekel, Danielle Gonzales, Barron Koralesky, Dave Richardson, Jana Sawicki and Dorothy Wang—for their contributions to this highly successful search. In addition, I would like to extend a special thanks to the students, faculty, and staff who participated in the effort, and especially to our librarians and support staff for their valuable insights along the way.

Jonathan’s wife, Bethany Hicok, Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program at Westminster College, will join Williams as Lecturer in English in 2018. I look forward to their arrival this summer, and hope you’ll join me in welcoming Jonathan and Bethany to the Purple Valley.

Sincerely,

Dukes Love
Provost and Professor of Economics

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Congratulations, Class of 2017, from the Society of Alumni

To the Great Class of 2017 –

CONGRATULATIONS! You are so close to graduation!! On June 4th you will transition from being an undergrad to being an alum. And while you have been a student for 4 (sometimes long) years, you will be an alum for the rest of your life. I currently have the huge honor of serving as the President of the Society of Alumni, and I look forward to officially welcoming you at Commencement.

I know that each of you has experienced Williams in you own unique way, and that for most of you, the past few years have surely had their ups and downs. That will likely continue once you leave the Purple Valley. But you will come to learn that there is an entire community of Ephs out there ready and thrilled to welcome you into the fold. Your Williams connections will continue to grow and evolve. And there are lots of ways to feed those connections – attend reunion every five years; participate in regional events; travel to a NESCAC school to watch your favorite team compete; come back to campus to speak to students about your career; or be a volunteer… You can be a class agent, or a head agent or a Vice Chair for the alumni fund; you can work to organize events in your region; you can be a class officer or help to organize your reunion – or motivate classmates to return to campus too; you can connect with other alums in your affinity group and organize those events. If you want to get involved, contact the alumni office (alumni.relations@williams.edu or 413-597-4151) where they will be more than happy to find a niche for you!

I can tell you that personally, my relationship with Williams has only deepened over time. When I was graduating, I had a lot of mixed emotions about leaving campus. But what I didn’t expect was that my classmates and other alums would support me through good times and bad, would help me along my career path, and that Williams as a place would continue to feel like home. Through my own volunteer work, I have met so many wonderful Ephs from classes ranging from the ’40s to now ’17. And while the world has changed in many ways, what has not changed is the fundamental belief we all share in the value of receiving an excellent education, in a small place, where people care about one another and develop a strange fondness for cows and the color purple. We are all connected to each other – and we all care about you. Do not hesitate to reach out to any of us to ask for help, to request information, or just to say hi.

I will see you at graduation. In the meantime, enjoy your last few days as an undergrad, and here’s to a wonderful future as an alum.

All my best,

Jordan Hampton ’87
President, Williams College Society of Alumni

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resources this week

Dear Students,

I hope this note finds you well. Last week I wrote to remind you about resources that might be helpful to you during this last big push through finals period. A few folks have asked me to provide more information.

If you or someone you care about needs a helping hand this week, please encourage them to reach out to the Dean’s Office, the Davis Center, the Health Center, the Office of Student Life, or the Chaplain’s office.

For the rest of this week, the Dean’s Office, Psychological Services, and the Chaplains office are available for daily walk-in support.

The Chaplains office will be open for the remainder of this week from 7:30-9:30 pm if you’d like to spend some time with a chaplain. You are also welcome to drop by or call for an appointment during regular office hours.

Psychological Services is available for same day appointments for the rest of this week; give them a call at x 2353

The Dean’s Office has walk-in hours for the rest of this week from 12:30-2:30. You are also welcome to call for an appointment if those times don’t work for you.

Best wishes for a wonderful wrap up to the semester.

All best wishes,
Dean Sandstrom

Marlene J. Sandstrom
Dean of the College and Hales Professor of Psychology
Williams College
Phone: (413) 597-4261
Fax: (413) 597-3507

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Invitation to Baccalaureate

Dear Seniors,

As you rack up more and more “last time at Williams” experiences, please accept my heartfelt congratulations and good wishes for all that lies ahead in these next couple of weeks. And, as you make plans for the final hours of your undergraduate career, I want to extend an invitation to attend your Baccalaureate service in Chapin Hall on the day before Commencement – Saturday, June 3 at 5 p.m.

Each year lots of students ask what Baccalaureate is; of all the pieces of Commencement weekend tradition, it seems to be the least familiar. It’s a quieter, more reflective occasion than Commencement itself. I would say that gratitude is really the hallmark of the occasion: it’s a time to steep yourself in what this place, these years, these people have meant to you or made possible for you. If the Commencement ceremony is a time to celebrate the accomplishment of it all, then maybe Saturday afternoon’s “pre-ceremony” can be a time, just before you have your degree in hand at last, to ponder the meaning of it all, for one last time together.

By tradition Baccalaureate is steeped in spirituality – but not in any narrow sectarian sense. Our service will be broadly reflective of the diversity of your class, and of the depth of your reflection about the meaning and purpose of your education and your life. For some of you, an event that brings together many different forms of spirituality may be quite unfamiliar: it’s still a pretty rare thing in this world for people of different religions and no religion to sit respectfully and joyfully side by side at an occasion of prayerful reflection. That makes the fact that we do it here that much more significant.

The speakers at Baccalaureate tend to be at least as good as the speakers at Commencement. This year’s Baccalaureate address will be given by a former Poet Laureate of the United States, Billy Collins – whose wry and insightful poems I commend to you in suggesting that we’re in for a fine speech. President Falk will also offer you his parting reflections, which are always heartfelt and eloquent. The readings, music and prayers from many traditions will be given by your classmates – sealed with two great pieces of choral music sung by the Baccalaureate Choir (in which some of you are singing – thanks!) conducted by Nathan Leach and Jordan LaMothe. So your class’s fingerprints are all over everything – as well they might be, given who you all are. I hope Baccalaureate will add perhaps a little depth to all the breadth and height of your celebrations on the final weekend of your undergraduate career.

I hope you’ll be with us at Baccalaureate. I will always consider it an honor and a great joy to have been here with you – to have overlapped with you in this time and place. It’s already hard to imagine Williams without you. May these final weeks of final accomplishments and joyful spring be a time of wide blessing and deep satisfaction for you and all your friends and family.

Faithfully,

Rick Spalding,
Chaplain to the College

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as the semester wraps up….

Dear Students,

I hope this note finds you well. As the semester draws to a close and we enter reading period and final exams, I wanted to remind you all to take good care of yourselves. In between your studying and writing, be sure to eat well, get as much rest as is feasible, and treat yourself with kindness….you deserve it.

Please remember that our campus offers numerous resources that might be helpful to you if you are experiencing significant stress and anxiety, or feel overwhelmed. Feel free to reach out to the Dean’s office, the Chaplain’s office, Health Services, the Davis Center, the Office of Student Life, and Academic Resources. You don’t need to have a specific question or concern…..just a desire to connect and find support. And if you are aware that a friend or classmate is struggling, please help them find their way to us.

All best wishes,

Dean Sandstrom

Marlene J. Sandstrom
Dean of the College and Hales Professor of Psychology
Williams College
Phone: (413) 597-4261
Fax: (413) 597-3507

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Your life at Williams––in an imaginary photograph

Fellow seniors:

Thank you for electing me as your class speaker. I’m deeply honored by this opportunity.

This speech is as much mine as it is yours. It’s called a class speech because it’s for all of us, from all of us. For that reason, I want to invite you to ponder a question, and, if you’re so inclined, share your answer with me:

Let’s imagine I’m putting together a slideshow, and I want an image from every senior. I want each person’s photograph to represent his or her life at Williams—the regular, ordinary, day in day out life you spend most of your time living. What would your photograph be? Describe this scene.

If you need inspiration, some responses I’ve gotten include: walking through the library quad on my way to class with my backpack on and waving to a passerby; sitting in Goodrich talking to friends and drinking coffee; and sending an email while sitting at a high-top table in Sawyer with a reading packet open. (This last one is mine.)

Any reflections are welcome (on this question, or anything else), and if you want to speak more about your image, I’d be happy to meet in person or get in touch via email.

Thank you, once again, for the honor of speaking at Commencement. And thank you for pondering this question. I look forward to hearing from you!

Enjoy the last week of classes and all that Williams has to offer.

Yours in a love of the Purple Valley,
Jeffrey

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New report on Campus Space and Institutional History

To the Williams community,

I’m pleased to announce that the final report from the Committee on Campus Space and Institutional History (CSIH) is available on the president’s office website.

As you may recall, in convening the Committee we wanted to engage the entire community in a consideration of the historical images, monuments and decorations from earlier eras and their implications in a contemporary context. I asked that the Committee offer recommendations on principles that should guide us in such consideration generally, as well as identifying specific images or pieces in particular (starting with the Log mural). With this report the group has ably fulfilled their charge, and their work is now concluded.

The Committee notes that many campuses are confronting similar questions. I think Williams stands out for the thoughtful and inclusive way we approached our effort, especially the intense discussions that the committee’s students led in Goodrich in April 2016. I’m deeply grateful to Committee chair Karen Merrill, Frederick Rudolph ’42 Class of 1965 Professor of American Culture, and all the faculty, staff, students and alumni who served on the group or advised its work. You’ve moved Williams an important step forward.

The report sets out broad principles for considering our institutional history. It also explores three examples in detail. Neither the Committee nor I would suggest focusing solely on the three. But I highlight them here and encourage you to read the report because its thoughtful discussion of the examples illustrates just how complex the issues are, and how requiring of care any decisions about them need to be.

Faculty House: Originally a club reserved almost exclusively for faculty, today the Faculty House has evolved into a space for faculty, students, alumni and staff. But its decor hasn’t evolved meaningfully. This fall we’ll convene an ad hoc working group, drawn from the constituencies that use the Faculty House most, to consider whether and how the decor could be updated to reflect the diverse community that uses it today.

The Herman Rosse painting in the ‘62 Center: The ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance is home to two important academic departments, whose faculty, staff and students spend time in the building every day. We’ll confer with these people, as the building’s primary occupants, about their preferences regarding decoration broadly, including this painting, about some in our community have expressed concern for its portrayals of women and African Americans, and also for its overall quality. We may also consult others who use the building significantly.

Haystack: The Haystack Monument presents a different sort of opportunity. As the Committee observes in their report, the monument commemorates an event in the summer of 1806 that helped launch the American foreign missions movement. The site is visited and appreciated by people from around the world, most of whom have no connection to Williams. We want to respect their interest while recognizing that other groups experience or view the marker very differently. We will not remove the Monument. But as an academic and inclusive community we need to make its variety of meanings visible for consideration and discussion. We’ll develop a process for that work in the fall.

There’s much more to the report, and I urge you to read it for yourself and consider especially the general principles it elucidates. While the report will be housed on the president’s web page for now, we’ll soon create a permanent location on williams.edu for the Committee’s work and other, related information, to foster continued discussion about the college’s history.

This is an important and complicated endeavor. It has at its heart the very question of the community we aspire to be. We’ll never seek to erase Williams’ history, nor to rewrite it. But we must continue to evolve as a community, and that evolution has to include the voices and perspectives of all those whom we’ve invited here as full members. I’m lifted by the extraordinary efforts of the Committee and the thoughtful participation of our entire campus.

As the Committee notes in the conclusion of their report,

We do believe that Williams can negotiate change without effacing the past; that it has done so at other times in its history and grown as an institution; and that it most successfully negotiates change through processes that encourage the diffusion of information, community-wide reflection and discussion, and a clear understanding of how decisions are made at the college.

I encourage you all to help us advance this project, and I look forward to our next steps together in the fall.

Sincerely,

Adam Falk
President

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2nd Annual Chopped! Event

Dear Williams,

​This Sunday, the Office of Student Life is partnering with Dining Services for ​the 2nd Annual Chopped! event​.​ ​This ​cooking competition is based on the​ popular Food Network show Chopped!​ Like the show, there will be three rounds: appetizer, main course, and dessert.​​ The top three teams will all be awarded prizes!​

The event will take place in Baxter Hall​ on ​​Sunday​ (May ​7​th) from ​330-​6​PM. No cooking experience is necessary to participate.​ You can sign-up as part of a team or by yourself. If you sign up by yourself, you will be placed on a team for the event.

Best,
Andrew Lyness ’17
OSL Event Programming Intern​

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ACE Presents: Williams Week

Hey Ephs!

As the end of the year approaches and the weather gets warmer, ACE wants to celebrate with our annual Williams Week celebration! This year, Williams Week will run the first week of May (May 1st-7th), Take a look at our schedule!

Monday: 8 – 10 PM SPA NIGHT – Upstairs Paresky
Join ACE for a free night of pampering featuring massages, manicures, and hairstyling.

Tuesday: 9 PM HYPNOTIST – Baxter Hall (Pareksy)
Watch a world class hypnotist perform his magic on some of Williams’ own. Free pizza will be provided.

Wednesday: 8 -10 PM STRESSBUSTERS: TASTE of SPRING STREET – Goodrich
Join us for all your Williams favorites. This event will include food from Blue Mango, Spice Root, Spring Street Market, and even Dunkin’ Donuts. Not to mention a Goodrich tab for the entire event and a raffle.

Thursday:
7 PM -12 AM SCREEN ON THE GREEN: MOANA and INSIDE OUT – Paresky Lawn (with a rain location of Towne Field House)
Spend Thursday night under the stars with a double feature of Moana and Inside Out. Cookies and other desserts will be provided.

Friday: 11:30 AM FREE SMOOTHIE DAY – Nature’s Closet
First 100 smoothies are free at the Nature’s Closet smoothie bar.
4:30 – 7 PM NLT PRESENTS : WIT and GRIT
Meet at Paresky front steps
Limited to 200 participants. Come test your wits and your grit on this full campus physical and mental obstacle course.

Saturday: 11:30 – 3:30 PM WILLIAMS DAY CARNIVAL – Paresky Lawn (with a rain location of Paresky)
Booths will be serving free:Smoothies, Soft Pretzels, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Fried Dough, Italian Ice, Henna tattoo artist, Airbrush Tattoos, Caricature artist, Palm Reader. But if that’s not enough to entice you maybe a bouncy house and an obstacle course will make the difference. Finally, the dining halls will be closed as Dining Services serve a barbecue on Paresky Lawn for the first two hours.

Sunday:
3 – 6 PM OSL PRESENTS: CHOPPED: WILLIAMS EDITION
Baxter Hall
To round out Williams week OSL will be hosting their annual Chopped cooking competition.

Best,

Lauren Martin and Lucy Putnam, Co-Presidents
Mary Kate Guma and Lexi Gudaitis, General Entertainment
Apshara Ravichandran and Anna Ringuette, Traditions
James Rasmussen and Yvonne Cui, Stressbusters
Elizabeth Sullivan and Madison Feeney, Concerts
Chandler Pearson, Secretary
Hussain Ul Fareed, Treasurer
Izzy Ahn and Ariana Romeo, Marketing

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Congratulations Williams Class of 2017!

Seniors,

The Williams Career Center could not be more proud of your graduation success! Yes, there is life after Williams and it carries the exceptional opportunity ​for​ further personal and professional development​.  In addition to our heartfelt congratulations, we want you to know that we are open and here for you whenever you need us.  As Williams graduates, you retain ​the ​amazing support ​of ​and access to the entire Eph network  for making connections within the alumni community.  Our friendly advisors are happy to speak with you over the summer as well. ​You can edit​ your​ resume or cover letter, practice your interviews on InterviewStream, check out the new jobs in Route 2, or just let us know what you are up to.

Again, congratulations Class of 2017 and best wishes as you spread your wings far beyond Williams.  Remember to come back and see us.  We are always on the lookout for “How’d You Get There?” alumni speakers, Career Trek hosts, and internship and job leads for the next generation of students.

​Here’s to your bright future from your friends at the Williams Career Center:

Dawn Dellea
Barbara Fuller
Don Kjelleren
Kristen McCormack
Robin Meyer
Linda Moran
Mike O’Connor
Dawn Schoorlemmer
Michelle Shaw
Leigh Sylvia

Williams College
Career Center​
1(413)597-231
wcc@williams.edu

 

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Apply for Student-Faculty Committees

College Council solicits self-nominations for student-faculty committees every Spring. These committees consist of faculty, staff, administrators, and students, and play in integral role in determining campus policies and directing change at Williams. All students are encouraged to apply regardless of extra-curricular commitments or prior experience and knowledge of the committee’s policy area. Students may apply to as many as they wish of the following:
College Council Committees:
    • Finance Committee
    • Mental Health Committee
    • Entertainment Co-Sponsorship Committee
    • Great Ideas Committee
Community Life Committees:
    • Committee on Diversity and Community (CDC)
    • Williams Reads (CDC Subcommittee)
    • Grievance Committee
    • Campus Environment Advisory Committee (CEAC)
    • College and Community Advisory Committee
    • Committee on Undergraduate Life (CUL)
    • Claiming Williams Steering Committee
    • Bookstore Committee
Academic Life Committees:
    • Committee on Educational Affairs (CEA)
    • Calendar and Scheduling Committee
    • Lecture Committee
    • Winter Study Committee
Campus Services Committees:
    • Dining Services Committee
    • Career Center Committee
    • Information Technology Committee (ITC)
    • Facilities Director Committee
    • Library Committee
    • Campus Safety and Security Advisory Committee
    • ’62 Center CenterSeries Programming Committee
    • Advisory Committee on College Communications (ACC)
Other Committees:
    • Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSR)
    • Lyceum Dinner Coordinators
    • Committee on Priorities and Resources (CPR)
Best of luck heading into finals!
Web Farabow & Allegra Simon, ’18
Co-Presidents
Williams College Council
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